Monday, February 1, 2021


Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog!  Thanks for coming to visit with me!  I have some exciting news to share with you...I am the newest member of the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Design Team!  I was looking for something new to get me out of a rut, and this opportunity arose at just the right time!  I love coloring critters, so this will be a fun adventure for me. Many thanks to NanaConnie for giving me this opportunity! This month, 2CCC is being sponsored by Beccy's Place.

Here is the card I've created for my first DT assignment:

I used the cute Stanley's Bauble image that was a freebie way back in November of 2014. He's an adorable little guy, holding that huge ornament. It looks to me like he is ready to help decorate a giant tree!  I used an old Papertake Weekly sketch (#96) to design my card.  The patterned papers come from the same 12x12 Recollections paper pad that I have been using lately called Whimsy Christmas. I just love the bright colors in this pad, and the ornament paper goes perfectly with Stanley's Bauble!  I used Recollections red cardstock to mat all the layers.  Stanley was colored using alcohol markers.  I also added a few white gel pen accents, and clear Wink of Stella to the ornament.  The 3 small ornaments in the upper right corner of the image panel were die cut using Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament dies, and some gold glitter cardstock from my stash.


Merry Little Christmas #31:  ATG Christmas (1/5)
CHNC #527:  ATG Christmas
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #55:  ATG (1/5)
Mix it Up #46:  ATG (1/5)
Color It, Create It, Show It Off:  ATG with coloring (1/3)
Crafty Animals #47:  ATG using animals 
Digi Doodle Studios #35:  Include a sentiment (1/3)
Jan's Digi Stamps:  ATG (1/5)
Crafty Friends #149:  Animals/Birds (1/3)
Double Trouble:  3-2-1 Recipe, 3 Embellishments, 2 Patterned papers, 1 image
Cuttlebug Mania:  Put an Animal on it!
Creative Craft Cottage #136:  Must use a Digi (4/5)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #584:  Christmas (2/2)
Polkadoodles #5:  ATG (2/2)

I thank you so much for stopping by today!  Don't forget to also head over to the 2CCC challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has made this month, and to join in on the fun!  Until next time,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!


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  1. Marie I just want to say congratulations on your new Dt position. I am delighted to have seen this and really happy for you. If you are interested in being on a DT with only a one card a month commitment please let me know. A DT I am on is looking for more members

  2. This is so cute and your colouring is lovely, thanks for sharing with us at Craftycatz this week.
    Congrat on your new DT, have fun.x

  3. so sweet!!! thank you for sharing with us at my besties international challenge blog!

  4. What a great freebie and your colouring is amazing and thanks for sharing at Craft this week good luck also this would fit our challenge at Passion for Markers dies and punches. Thanks also for sharing at Crafty Catz

  5. So cute! Your coloring is great! Congrats on your new DT role. Thanks for sharing with us at Besties International this week.

  6. Great start for your Christmas cards... adorable image and great coloring and love the sparkly ornament embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  7. This is so cute - thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  8. That ornament is overwhelming that poor little bear :) this is so cute and I really like the layered papers behind the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  9. This is a really fun Christmas card with such a nicely colored image. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble!

  10. Super colouring, thank you for joining us at the Crafty Friends challenge, xxx

  11. Adorable image and fabulous colouring, love your layers too..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  12. Great Card. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge xx

  13. Adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at Love To Craft Challenge.
    Hope to see you again next challenge.
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  14. Marie, Congratulations on your new DT appointment. Your coloring is striking! Thank you for sharing your darling bear with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Stay safe and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  15. I'm so glad your entries fell within my range!!! (Maybe you should save up 10 cards to submit at just the right time, mmmk?) You know I love this card so much! Your coloring is gorgeous, and I'm not saying that because of my DT requirement to leave a comment 😉 I also love the layout with your choices of patterned papers. Now, my sweet sister, I do have something I have to add for my DT requirement: Thanks for sharing this with us at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge!
    ~Karen Page, DT Member for Jan's Digi Stamps
    Blog: IG:@misplacedmojo

  16. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 3 at Gem of a Challenge!

  17. What a cute image and I love your coloring! The design layout is awesome! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge!
    Rachelle DT : )

  18. Love your card! thank you for participating in the challenge at

  19. Gorgeous colouring of a cute Christmas Card! Thank you for joining us at DDS - Hope to see you again x

  20. Thank you to share the beautiful création with us .

  21. Wonderful card!
    Thank you for joining us over at Digi Doodle Studios challenge!

  22. Super adorable and congrats on that new DT gig! Well deserved! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  23. Marie I am back with a DT hat on. This is a great image from Beccy and I love the dimension your colouring has added to the bauble.

    Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

    Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

    Mandy ♥
    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up
    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog



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